We’re not all in the same race.
Some of us aren’t even running in the same direction.
So, there’s no point judging our pace by looking at other people.
When a wall or a river crosses the path, we all tackle them in our own way. Some people are better swimmers, while others can race up a wall like a gecko. Others are swimming upstream.
When an obstacle crops up, the best we can do is tackle it on our own terms, at our own pace. Trying to match pace with someone in a different race or different strides will only tire us out.
We can give help and get help, but taking it in our own stride also means realizing that other people aren’t obliged to help us either.
It’s your race when you take everything in your stride.
And running your own race is the only way to win.